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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Vermilion is a big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4930) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Brown with a small head. A bit of vanilla and toffee. Notes of licorice. Herbal spiciness. The taste is smokey herbs. Chocolate. Toffee and cocoa. Moderately spicy. Full body, soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This one poured a darker orange color with an off white head. Aroma was big caramel, toast, and booze. Flavor was abundantly sweet and malty, not much complexity or balance unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is very bready and has dark toffee, rich apple, very toasty malt, anise, spice, cream vanilla and earthy English yeast. It has a thick rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with dark toffee, bread, licorice, brown sugar, earthy yeast and prevalent alcohol. The finish is sweeter and shows more alcohol, dates and figs. This is good but a bit rich for my tastes these days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3938) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Chesnut copper colour with a small head. Sweet caramel in the aroma. Flavour has some more treacle and toffee notes. light spice. Medium full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark malty, sweet and fruit flavors. Aromas are dark and sweet. Very sweet barley wine, no real hop presence, which is what I prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3704) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
On tap. Comes a rich brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, toffee, and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3499) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy ruby hazel color, medium creamy tan-orange head that dissipates slowly leaving really nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, toffee, pumpernickel, some dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with light plus bitterness, some pine notes balancing a lot of caramel, toffee, raisin and dark bread. A bit hot. Medium body with some creaminess. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a coating crema head. Nose is strawberry preserves, caramel, raisin, banana and wood. Medium body with zesty, biting carb. Hot with sticky lips. Taste is kind of like it smells but berry note is more earthy with a bitter, grassy finish. Quite boozy, at times medicinal; different, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3299) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour is a dark red with a small head. Aroma is sweet molasses malt with some toffee and alcohol. Flavor is a nice caramel malt with some earthyness and a big dose of alcohol. Very sweet and malt forward and a way big alcohol presence. This is a beer to lay down for a year or two. Right now it is a huge malt bomb with a lot of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz goblet / tulip draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a murky dark brown, with a limited dark khaki head. The aroma is warming toffee, dark fruit, caramel malt sweetness and a warming hint of alcohol in the back. Nice nose. The taste is real big on the toffee and caramel, quite full flavor, transitioning to the plum fruit in the back. Alcohol is present, though primarily in the long malty finish. The palate is heavy to medium bodied, low carbonation level, and the lingering sweet warming booze finish. Nice Barley Wine, I have enjoyed these Perennial beers so far.

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